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Athens Wine Situation — Greek City Times

Wine has been blamed for almost every bad decision-making process throughout history. Really, think about it. Helen leaving for Troy, Caesar crossing the Rubicon… Wine most certainly played a role in decision-making before or after these life-altering events. Enjoying a good glass of wine can release the right chemistry to think about the unthinkable and […]

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INSIDE FLX: NY Wine and Grape Foundation’s Sustainable Vineyard Program (podcast)

In this episode, I talk with Whitney Beaman of the NY Wine and Grape Foundation (NYWGF) about the next step in their VineBalance sustainability program. In 2022, approximately 25 New York grape varieties will participate in a pilot sustainable viticulture program. VineBalance is a joint effort of the wine and juice grape industry, Cornell Cooperative […]

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Remarkable aging of wines made from the Tempranillo grape variety

Wine cellar Getty As a group of friends gathered to celebrate a special 50and anniversary in the first month of 2020, before Covid took over the world, anticipation of a 50-year-old wine about to be poured began to build within the group. The wine would be poured blind and the only clues were that it […]

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European wine grapes from West Asia, study finds

European wine grapes (Vitis vinifera) comes from the hybridization of table grapes domesticated in West Asia and local wild relatives, according to new research by scientists at the University of Udine. Grapes (Vitis vinifera). Image credit: Gerhard G. “The phylogeography of cultivated grapes is linked to the history of ancient populations that settled in the […]

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Spanish vineyard Abadia Retuerta launches new Palomar cuvée in the face of climate change

The Abadia Retuerta winery is located in the former grounds of a monastery, with a complex and a restaurant. Abadia Retuerta In 1986, the European Union classified the Spanish wine regions into 17 autonomous appellations approved by the Instituto Nacional de Denominaciones de Origin, and in particular the reputation of wines from the region of […]

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No reason to complain about High Country wines |

While winter is appreciated for the beautiful snowy landscapes and the cold weather which encourages trendy jackets, the season is also perfect for sitting at home by the fire with light music and a glass of wine. the hand. The big decision is which wine will be in that glass. The High Country has many […]

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Europe just released shocking rule that could help winemakers around the world tackle climate change

In order to face the realities of climate change, the European Union will allow the production of wines from hybrid and disease-resistant grape varieties in the most prestigious wine regions of the continent. It’s a shocking decision, with potentially enormous significance for viticulture around the world. Hybrid varietals are extremely controversial: While there is a […]

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A Guide to the Santa Ynez Valley in California

Two hours from the scenic Los Angeles coast, there’s a settlement of six small towns nestled along the Santa Ynez Mountains with a budding hospitality scene – boutique wine bars, vineyard tasting rooms Michelin-starred restaurant galore and impeccably-designed redesigned roadside motels. Rightly known in the Santa Ynez Valley, these towns barely have a red light, […]

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Little Walden Vineyard Celebrates Biggest Harvest in History

Volunteers at the Safran Grange vineyard. PHOTO: Lee Allison Photography Submitted by Saffron Grange Family-owned vineyard in Little Walden, near Saffron Walden, Essex famous after harvesting over 25 tonnes of quality grapes. The Saffron Grange vineyard has brought together a variety of grape varieties, including Seyval Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier and its very […]

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The woman in charge of wine at Biltmore | Business | Economic and financial news from a German point of view | DW

“Wine is my boss!” Still, wine can be a finicky patron, sensitive to weather and other whims of Mother Nature, not to mention changes in customer tastes. No one knows this better than Sharon Fenchak, head of winemaking at Biltmore Winery in Asheville, North Carolina. The grapes sometimes cause headaches, but they are the source […]

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Vineyards in the region occupied by the harvest, festival season | New

Pennsylvania produces two million gallons of wine, the fifth-largest in the United States, from 300 wineries with an economic impact of $ 1.4 million each year, according to the Pennsylvania Wine Association (PWA). Two wineries, Shade Mountain Vineyards, of Middleburg, in the old train station in Riverside, and Red Shale Ridge Vineyards, of Hegins, at […]

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7 wineries you’ll fall in love with in Idaho’s Lewis-Clark Valley

Idaho has just been discovered as a wine center, but already the brand new American wine-growing area of ​​Lewis-Clark Valley (AVA) has been highly regarded by the wine press. It is an emerging destination for winemaking and combines the best of all worlds. Dedicated winemakers have sought out this region for its unique terrain and […]

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The key to winemaking? ‘Everything to keep the yeast happy’ | State News

BRADY, Neb. (AP) – Connie Brittan describes the labor side of wine making during harvest season as “Thanksgiving on steroids”. “There is a deadline, there is a large amount of baking and there is a huge amount of cleanup,” said Brittan, one of the operators of Feather River Vineyards, located in the southern Platte Valley. […]

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New video series takes Kiwis with Al Brown on his wine-making journey

Al Brown Goes Into Winemaking, Brings Kiwis In Six-Part Video Series Tipping point, available to watch exclusively on Stuff. The series follows the chef and entrepreneur as he learns how wine is produced and sold, and creates his own Tipping Point wine brand with US-based Constellation Brands, New Zealand’s largest wine exporter. Brown travels through […]

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Governor Murphy announces 2021 Governor’s Cups winners and best performing among New Jersey wineries

TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the winners of the 2021 Governor’s Cups and Best of Show among New Jersey wineries. The winners presented were selected through the 2021 Garden State Wine Growers Association competition and judged by the Beverage Testing Institute. “I am proud to celebrate our growing wine industry”, Governor Murphy said. […]

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Eat, Drink, Savor: Siletto Family Vineyards is a Wonderland for Visiting Winemakers

The nearly three dozen grape varieties range from old favorites to rare and unusual. For the winegrowers of From Napa to Paso Robles, the name “Siletto” is one that ignites the imagination. While the family vineyard grows Cabernets, Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays which are the standard dishes of Californian vineyards, the magic of this vineyard […]

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Château Quintus acquires Château Grand-Pontet

Château Quintus acquires Château Grand-Pontet, Grand Cru Classé, located in an exceptional position a few meters from the famous village of Saint-Emilion and only 1 km north of its existing plots. This property is surrounded by three prestigious Premiers Grands Crus Classés: Châteaux Canon, Clos Fourtet and Beauséjour Bécot, on the western plateau of Saint-Emilion. […]

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Six fresh California red blends that challenge the cloying, heavy wine stereotype

If you’ve heard people talking about “red blends” lately, it’s likely they’re referring to a particular type of wine: an inky, dark, richly scented cuvee at an affordable price, usually under $ 15. $ the bottle. Nowadays, the term most often refers to a wine designed for a mass palate, which generally means that it […]

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Applegate Valley Provides Oregon Winegrowers A Quiet Place to Experiment

GRANTS PASS, Oregon – The Applegate Valley in southern Oregon has a lot going on as a region to make great wines. Panoramic natural beauty, however, is not one of them. Unlike the Columbia River Gorge, an area of ​​Oregon with the potential for great wine and far more breathtaking scenery in all directions, Applegate’s […]

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Integration of post-harvest technology with table grapes

Hazel Technologies, Inc. has announced a partnership with Jasmine Vineyards, a San Joaquin Valley-based table grape producer-packer-shipper of more than a dozen different grape varieties. Jasmine Vineyards plans to incorporate Hazel® products into its grape portfolio to extend the shelf life of grapes throughout the California season. In addition to supplying the US market, Jasmine […]

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Go beyond the Willamette for Oregon’s liveliest wines

The vineyard is currently planted with an eclectic mix of grape varieties including Gewürztraminer, Albariño, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier, but she hopes to add Riesling, Grüner Veltliner and, in a wine block. sparkling wine, pinot meunier and pinot blanc. “The very sour whites are what sings here,” she said. “Sing” is the right […]

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The survival of a Spanish family vineyard saves ungrafted hundred-year-old vines

Image of Almansa Castle in Castilla la Mancha, Spain getty A secret vineyard garden sits 2,300 feet and above elevation in a small wine region called Almansa in Spain, surrounded by limestone mountains called El Mugrón that protect old, dry-grown bush vines that are not grafted. because it is a place that is quite isolated […]

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Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance honors Bryan Babcock as 2021 Winemaker of the Year

Photo contributed Winemaker Bryan Babcock was named Winemaker of the Year 2021 by Sta. Rita Hills Wine Alliance, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of AVA. Staff report Babcock Winery & Vineyards, a family owned and operated business located in Sta. Rita Hills American Viticultural Area (AVA) in Santa Barbara County, has announced that owner and […]

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How climate change is altering wine production around the world

As climate change alters ecosystems and scientists, experts and administrators come together to avert a global catastrophe, some industries will have to adapt to the new conditions in order to survive. Viticulture is one of these sectors. The recent French forest fires destroyed 73 wineries and 5 cooperatives on several hectares of land. But forest […]

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Napa’s Lewis Cellars acquired by a company that also owns the Landmark vineyards of Kenwood

The company that owns Landmark Vineyards in Kenwood purchased Lewis Cellars from Napa to expand its premium wine portfolio. Justin Vineyards & Winery of Paso Robles announced on Wednesday that it has purchased Lewis Cellars from founder Randy Lewis, who for nearly 30 years has won awards for his luxury cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah and […]

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Dan Berger on wine: The joys of bitterness | Wine

Additionally, some white wines are more likely to be bitter than other grape varieties, such as Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris. These two relatively common grape varieties both have much higher skin pigmentation than Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, and can impart a slight bitterness to their wines. (The word “Gris” means gray in French and relates […]